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Woman dies after Boxing Day fire

An elderly woman has died and three people treated in hospital after a fire at a house in Rishton on Boxing Day.

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Fatal Boxing Day fire 'unexplained' - police

Lancashire Police say a fatal house fire in Rishton is so far 'unexplained'.

But detectives do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances.

An 83-year-old woman died after the fire. Two men in their 50s were treated for smoke inhalation.

“This is a tragic incident and we are working hard with the fire service to piece together what has happened.”

– DI Claire Holbrook Lancashire Police

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